Applied Quantum Chemistry for Engineers

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Malsch, Laura © Copyright: Lehrstuhl fuer Technische Thermodynamik der RWTH Aachen

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Laura Malsch

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+49 241 80 95918

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Various computer simulation technologies are used in mechanical and chemical engineering. One of these are quantum mechanical simulations which presently show increasing usage in academic and industrial research, mainly in combustion and chemical engineering. They are used to compute molecular and thermodynamic properties based on molecular structure that have a high potential for the optimization and design of processes. Current applications are, among others: calculation of properties required to model lubrication, fuel injection, ignition and combustion as well as the design of solvents for the production of biofuels, the extraction of drug precursors, and in enzyme-catalyzed chemical reactions. This applied Quantum Mechanics lecture provides basic knowledge for engineers in a field dominates by natural scientists so for. Starting from the basics, we will introduce various methods, with a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses, suitable for all kinds of practically relevant problems. The tutorials will deal mainly with the usage of quantum mechanical software packages to compute the desired properties.

 

Lecture and Exercise

There will be english hand outs, the language can be chosen by the students (English or German).

Event

Date

Venue

Tutor

Period

Lecture

Wed. 2:30pm to 4pm

TD

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. K. Leonhard

April 8 to July 15, 2020

Exercise

Fri. 10:15am to 11am

TD

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. K. Leonhard
F. Schmalz

April 17 to July 17, 2020

The Lecture and Exercise documents are on the L²P of Aachen University.

 

Examination Information

There will be an oral exam. The date can be chosen.